Video out doesnt work on the Classic

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by gerbilly, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. gerbilly

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    What is the point of this they are making having any form of dock pointless if you are only able to view your video's on the pod then you have disabled so much of its functionality.
     
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    Video out *does* work on the classic - just not through the headphone jack any more. If you have the old universal dock, you can still get composite video out of the line out socket on that and s-video out of the s-vid socket. Tried both last night with my classic, and they work fine.
     
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    A review by ars technica says video out is crippled and if you connect to a dock like the onkyo ds a2 it wont work.


    Is this wrong?
     
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    Video out only works on an Apple dock - there is a chip inside Apple docks that identifies itself to the iPod and tells it how to configure the output lines. If a dock doesn't have this chip, video out won't work. I'm guessing this is because the new iPod support component video output as well as composite and s-video, and the dock connector has a finite number of pins. I'd guess there is some form of negotiation between the dock and the iPod to tell it that it is connected to either an s-video or a component compatible peripheral, and that the iPod then assigns signals to pins accordingly.
     
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    So my onkyo dock is not usable then?

    The problem with apples dock is you cant control everything like you can with the onkyo remote. Will I be able to connect the apple dock to an amp which can upgrade a video signal?
     

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